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My name is Chad and I live in Central Indiana.  I have been a police officer for 12 years and my wife is a school teacher.  We have an 18 month old little boy.  Next year we will be having our first batch of meat chickens.  I plan on doing about 30 chickens.  

 

We got the idea of raising meat chickens because I deer hunt and all of our red meat is venison.  We thought it would be a great idea to be able have fresh steroid free chicken meat just like our venison.  

 

Our little boy loves animals and the outside and I want to raise him knowing where his good comes from and also gain a little responsibility as he grows older.  

 

I am sure I will have a million questions along the way.  Eventually we will have egg laying chickens also.  Thanks

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Hi Chad and welcome to BYC - great to have you onboard. We all like to talk chicken so feel free to fire away with any questions you may have.

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Welcome to BYC, Chad. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.  
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Chad, :welcome

Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

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Breeds I raise: Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, PROJECT white d'Uccles, Mille fleur d'Uccles, RI reds, Barred PR's, Assorted Cochins, GLW's, Sexlinks, Mutts, and one Lavender Orpington!

Turkeys: Bourbon Red ~ Standard Bronze

Ducks: Blue ripple and black Muscovys

 

 

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Hi Chad, :welcome

 

It sounds like this forum will be of interest to you:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/21/meat-birds-etc

 

Good luck with your plans, it's nice to have you here.

 

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Welcome to BYC & Merry Christmas! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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